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Top US figure skater Alysa Liu switching coaches

Nov. 22, 2021 16:48 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alysa Liu is making a coaching change less than three months before the Winter Olympics. The 2019 and 2020 U.S. champ will begin training in Colorado Springs with Christy Krall, Drew Meekins and Viktor...

New York's Empire State Winter Games to return in February

Nov. 10, 2021 15:58 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire State Winter Games will return in February after a one-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The amateur winter sports competition will be held Feb. 3-6. Organizers expect around 2,000 athletes to participate at venues in...

Scott Hamilton & Friends skating event to battle cancer

Nov. 05, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

Scott Hamilton always will be known as an Olympic gold medalist. Another part of his legacy is establishing a place for figure skaters to earn a living after their competitive careers when he created the Stars on Ice tour in the 1980s. What...

Nathan Chen back in form with Skate Canada blowout victory

Oct. 31, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen ran away with Skate Canada on Saturday in an emphatic response to sub-par performance a week ago at Skate America. Third last week in Las Vegas after winning 14 straight events since March 2018, the 22-year-old American...

Nathan Chen rebounds at Skate Canada after Las Vegas stumble

Oct. 30, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen rebounded from a surprising struggle last weekend at Skate America to top the short program Friday at Skate Canada. Third last week in Las Vegas after winning 14 straight events since March 2018, the 22-year-old American...

Americans Hubbell-Donohue win Skate America ice dance

Oct. 24, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won the final Skate America of their careers on Sunday by a tiny margin. The U.S. ice dancers maintained their lead from Saturday’s rhythm dance and won the first Grand Prix of the figure skating season with a total...

Zhou takes advantage of Chen's struggles at Skate America

Oct. 24, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Nathan Chen struggled at Skate America, Vincent Zhou won his first major title to show the United States has two legitimate men’s medal hopes at the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Until Saturday night, the 22-year-old Chen had won every competition he...

Nathan Chen falters, Vincent Zhou leads at Skate America

Oct. 23, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen is out of podium position for the first time in almost four years. The three-time reigning world figure skating champion — and this season’s Olympic gold medal favorite — was fourth Friday night after the men’s short program at Skate...

Chen and winning streak in spotlight as Skate America begins

Oct. 21, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

Let this sink in: Nathan Chen has not lost a competition since February 2018. Talk about unbeaten streaks. Since his disappointing sixth-place finish at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the 22-year-old Chen has won three world titles, the last three of his...

Japanese figure skaters win Olympic test event in Beijing

Oct. 16, 2021 02:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Japan’s Yuma Kagiyama and Mai Mihara have won the men's and women's singles titles at the Asia Open figure skating event. The 18-year-old world silver medalist Kagiyama scored 179.98 in the free skate for a 277.78 total in the 2022 Beijing Olympics test...